Uriah the Son of Shemaiah, Hebrews 11:37 and Jeremiah 26:20-23

Urijah the prophet the Son of Shemaiah, was murdered by King Jehoiahim, Jeremiah 26:20-23

At the beginning of King Jehoiakim, 18th King of Judah (609BC-598BC), who died in the Babylonian siege.
Killed the prophet Urijah who prophesied God’s message of destruction of “This city (Jerusalem) and This land (Israel)”

Urijah in Hebrew means: Jah is light.

Urijah (Uriah) was murdered by King Jehoiahim (609BC).

Background Reading:

They were killed with swords – Urijah by King Jehoiakim.
Hebrews 11:37

and

Uriah the Prophet the son of Shemaiah

20 There was also a man named Uriah, Shemaiah’s son from Kiriath-jearim, who prophesied in the LORD’s name. He prophesied about this city and this land in words similar to those of Jeremiah. 21 King Jehoiakim, all his troops, and all the officials heard his words, and the king sought to kill him. Uriah heard about this and was afraid, so he fled and went to Egypt. 22 King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt. He sent Achbor’s son Elnathan, along with a contingent of men into Egypt. 23 They brought Uriah out of Egypt and brought him to King Jehoiakim, who killed him with a sword. Then they threw his body into a common grave.”
Jeremiah 26:20-23


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